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Jeremy Cheng
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Jeremy Cheng

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Daraous said:
Single player normal mode requires a lot of DPS tests that should be altered. You either do massive damage to the relics or you have to take an astounding pounding.

Group mode is entirely fine.

I find solo mode to be quite difficult when my weapons are t90 and armor is t80. Even with TMW and gores\scythe I can't seem to kill more than 3 relics. I know DPS rotations pretty nicely, and have mutated fury.

With 40 KC in group encounters, I haven't seen an xbow piece even drop yet. It's highly discouraging.

Adding an item to skip the first or second, potentially both, bosses would be great. They're not challenging enough and reward nothing at all worth mentioning. They're simply a barrier to lock the real boss behind a lengthy timer to delay xbows from entering the game.

Thanks for the bump and breakdown. It seems t90 armor and weapons are needed to even stand a chance against the shadow reef. t92 weapons and armor if you want the difficulty jagex intended. I will make threads about future elite dungeons if they're difficult as the shadow reef.

30-Mar-2019 00:07:32

A Vitalis
Mar Gold Premier Club Member 2015

A Vitalis

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Daraous said:


I find solo mode to be quite difficult when my weapons are t90 and armor is t80. Even with TMW and gores\scythe I can't seem to kill more than 3 relics. I know DPS rotations pretty nicely, and have mutated fury.

With 40 KC in group encounters, I haven't seen an xbow piece even drop yet. It's highly discouraging.


38 solo 0 group KC atm, almost entirely done with a Nox Staff/Seismics and Virtus (eventually decided to sell my Virtus and upgrade to Superior Zuriel's for other reasons), if you're actually struggling to kill more than 3 relics then I'm afraid you don't know DPS rotations as well as you think you do. With Magic I was clearing 5 consistently, with melee I was usually clearing all 6. For reference you have about a minute seconds to deal up to 160K damage, but really you only need to kill 4 relics to comfortably survive without cading, which is 120K damage. 160K DPM is perfectly reasonable with a decent rotation, 120K damage is trivial. If you're struggling to do 120K DPM then yeah, no offense but your rotation absolutely needs a bit of work. Not trying to sound elitist although I know I am, but that's just the cold hard fact of the matter.

The "DPS race" part of the fight isn't actually all that challenging either. Run underneath him, drop your Sunshine, and rotate around the room with the active hand.

That being said I haven't seen a crossbow piece either, and I know some people who have gone well over 100 kills dry. I'm worried the droprate is 1/100 like the ED2 codices, in which case ED3 honestly isn't even worth doing.

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30-Mar-2019 19:05:50

Ms Cole
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No Support.

Last boss is tough.... For sure :) For me at least, but I'm a complete and utter noob.

Solo, i have not tried.
Duo, I have tried and made it to last phase....
Trio - Completed.

I believe there needs to be some scaling done between 2 and 3 man teams. Though, again, I have not done solo yet.... And this is the newest boss in-game....
It SHOULD be hard.
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31-Mar-2019 10:26:01 - Last edited on 31-Mar-2019 10:36:05 by Ms Cole

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